Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Echinacea purpurea, PowWow Wild Berry, coneflower

Common Name: coneflower

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Echinacea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar or Variety: PowWow Wild Berry

Characteristics of Plant
Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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Characteristics: Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Everblooming, Fragrance, Long Blooming

Germination Tips: Germinate at about 65 to 70 degrees F, then grown on (after they have sprouted) at 55 to 65 degrees F. When they have 2 sets of true leaves and the garden soil is warm enough to work with, they are ready to transplant into the sunny garden.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Dark Pink
Purple

Nutritional Needs
Dry

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Non-Invasive

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers

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